• Excused Absences

    To be considered excused, parents or legal guardians must inform the school of the reason, follow attendance procedures and cite one of the following examples:


    • Illness.
    • Serious illness in the student’s immediate family.
    • A death or funeral in the student’s immediate family or of a close friend or relative.
    • Medical, dental, or orthodontic treatment, or a counseling appointment. A note may be required.
    • Court appearances occasioned by family or personal action.
    • Religious instruction not to exceed three hours in any week.
    • Physical emergency conditions such as fire, flood, storm, etc.
    • Official school field trip or other school-sponsored outing.
    • Removal of a student pursuant to a suspension. Suspensions are to be handled as excused absences and students will be permitted to complete makeup work.
    • Family emergencies.
    • Active duty in any military branch of the United States.
    • A student’s condition that requires ongoing treatment by a licensed mental health provider.
    • Vacations with family with pre-approval.
    • Other valid reasons as determined by the administrator.


    Unexcused Absence

    To be considered an unexcused absence, student’s parent or legal guardian did not provide verification and/or did not provide a valid reason for the student’s absence from school.  

    Examples are listed as follows:  

    • Truancy. An absence by a student which was not approved by the parent and/or the school district.
    • Any absence in which the student failed to comply with any reporting requirements of the school district’s attendance procedures.
    • Work at home.
    • Work at a business, except under a school-sponsored work release program.
    • Vacations with family without pre-approval.
    • Absences resulting from cumulated, unexcused tardies.
    • Any other absence not included under the attendance procedures set out in school district policies and guidelines.